Last night and this afternoon, I worked on making 24 of Penny Duncan's Poinsettia flowers. I am hosting a brunch for a bunch of my girlfriends next weekend, and I always make a favor for them to take home. This year I am having an open house, rather than a small group as I usually do, so I needed something that I could easily make in multiples. This poinsettia file was the perfect choice. It doesn't have too many parts, is easy to assemble, and is really, really, festive and pretty.
I used four different papers, two dark reds, cream, and gold. I misted the red petals with some shimmer mist. The other papers were already shimmery, so they were even easier. Penny is kind enough to post video tutorials on YouTube, so I simply followed along with her instructions, adding a hanging cord while hot gluing the leaves to the backs, to make them into tree ornaments.
Here they are hanging on a tree in my foyer, ready for my friends to choose one on the way out the door.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!